amenity


ame·ni·ty

noun \ə-ˈme-nə-tē, -ˈmē-\
plural ame·ni·ties

Definition of AMENITY

1
a :  the quality of being pleasant or agreeable
b (1) :  the attractiveness and value of real estate or of a residential structure
(2) :  a feature conducive to such attractiveness and value
2
usually plural :  something (as a conventional social gesture) that conduces to smoothness or pleasantness of social relationships <maintaining social amenities>
3
:  something that conduces to comfort, convenience, or enjoyment <hotels with modern amenities>

Examples of AMENITY

  1. The hotel has every amenity you could want.
  2. <an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior>

Origin of AMENITY

Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with AMENITY

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